First Aid Preparedness

In any emergency, you or a family member may be cut, burned or suffer other injuries. Keep the following basic first aid supplies so you are prepared to help when someone is hurt:
  • 2 pairs of disposable gloves
  • Adhesive bandages in a variety of sizes
  • Antibiotic ointment to prevent infection
  • Burn ointment
  • Cleansing agent/soap and antibiotic towelettes to disinfect
  • Eye wash solution to flush the eyes or as general decontaminate
  • Over-the-counter medicines such as Aspirin or other pain reliever, laxative, anti-diarrhea medication
  • Prescribed medical supplies such as glucose monitoring equipment or blood pressure monitor
  • Prescription medications you take every day such as insulin, heart medicine, or asthma inhaler
  • Scissors
  • Sterile dressings to stop bleeding

Receiving First Aid Training

First aid training can be obtained in our community by contacting the York-Poquoson Chapter of the American Red Cross by phone at 757-898-3886 or learn more by visiting the American Red Cross website.